The Decision Engine for The ASAM Criteria.
ASAM CONTINUUM is an electronic assessment tool that allows clinicians, counselors, and other staff to leverage a computerized clinical decision support system (CDSS) to assess individuals with addictive substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions. ASAM CONTINUUM guides interviewers through a whole-person comprehensive assessment aligned with the six dimensions of The ASAM Criteria to determine service planning, transfer recommendations, and produces a level of care recommendation for the least intensive, but safe and appropriate setting.
- Conduct a comprehensive biopsychosocial patient risk and needs assessment created from The ASAM Criteria
- Accurately determine the most applicable ASAM Criteria level of care using ASAM CONTINUUM’s decision logic
- Obtain ASI Severity Subscale Composite Scores: Medical, Alcohol, Drug, Psychological, Employment, Family/Social, and Legal
- Complete CIWA and CINA assessments for withdrawal are built directly into the assessment
- Operates within the foundation of numerous existing EHR systems
- Those using ASAM CONTINUUM reported
- 30% better patient retention rates at three months
- Increased patient engagement
- Two to three times better multidimensional outcomes at three months
Developed after more than 20 years of research, ASAM CONTINUUM is the only product authorized by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) to produce an accurate ASAM dimensional assessment and level of care recommendation.
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About ASAM CONTINUUM
ASAM CONTINUUM is the decision engine for The ASAM Criteria and works directly within your existing EMR. With the ASAM CONTINUUM, clinicians can easily conduct a comprehensive biopsychosocial patient risk and need assessment along all six ASAM Criteria dimensions while determining the least intensive, but safe and appropriate ASAM Criteria level of care recommendation. ASAM CONTINUUM and The ASAM Criteria text should be used in tandem; the text provides the background and guidance for proper use of the software, and the software enables comprehensive, standardized evaluation.
Visit the ASAM CONTINUUM authorized distributor page to learn more about how to purchase ASAM CONTINUUM for use in your practice or organization. Also, visit the ASAM CONTINUUM FAQs for answers to common questions.
The ASAM CONTINUUM Triage (CO-Triage) is a computer-guided provisional referral tool designed to generate an initial level of care placement for individuals with substance use problems. The CO-Triage tool assists clinicians with identifying broad categories of treatment need along the six ASAM Criteria dimensions and is intended to direct patients to a level of care placement where they can receive a comprehensive ASAM assessment. The CO-Triage tool was designed for both non-medical and medical settings and can be delivered by providers who are non-specialists in addiction medicine.
With ASAM CO-Triage, clinicians can easily:
Obtain a provisional ASAM Level of Care treatment recommendations
Quickly and easily identify ASAM dimensional needs that require immediate medical attention including any withdrawal management, co-occurring, or bio-medical enhanced services
Increase the likelihood that patients are referred to the correct ASAM level of care
Operates within the foundation of numerous existing EHR systems and synchronizes with the ASAM CONTINUUM tool
ASAM CONTINUUM and The ASAM Criteria:
The ASAM Criteria and ASAM CONTINUUM are companion text and application. The ASAM Criteria text provides background and guidance for the proper use of ASAM CONTINUUM, and ASAM CONTINUUM enables a comprehensive, standardized evaluation. ASAM CONTINUUM standardizes data collection and provides real-time insights within a given system and across the nation. Data gathered from ASAM CONTINUUM assessments help inform policy decisions and updates to decision rules within The ASAM Criteria text. Effective assessment, placement, and treatment planning for adults are enhanced by using the text and ASAM CONTINUUM together.
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